The '''Senate Watergate Committee''', known officially as the '''Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities''', was a special committee
established by the United States Senate
, , in 1973, to investigate the Watergate scandal
, with the power to investigate the break-in at the Democratic National Committee
(DNC) headquarters at the Watergate hotel|Watergate office complex
in Washington, D.C.
, and any subsequent cover-up of criminal activity, as well as "all other illegal, improper, or unethical conduct occurring during the United States presidential election, 1972|presidential election of 1972
, including political espionage and campaign finance practices".
American print news media focused the nation's attention on the issue with hard-hitting investigative reports, while television news outlets brought the drama of the hearings to the living rooms of millions of American households, broadcasting the proceedings live for two...